Our research at the International Society for Behavioural Ecology congress

Aug 13, 2018

The wonderful ISBE conference, this year in Minneapolis! Four talks on our work: Luke McClean on honeyguide vocal mimicry, Nick Horrocks on camouflage and thermoregulation in ground-nesting birds, Cassie Stoddard (of Princeton University) on egg pattern signature evolution in cuckoo finch hosts, and Claire Spottiswoode on honeyguide-human mutualism.


Jess Lund awarded an R. C. Lewontin Grant from the Society for the Study of Evolution

The Society for the Study of Evolution has awarded Jess Lund an R. C. Lewontin Graduate Research Excellence Grant, which will enable her to expand her investigations into the fascinating lives of honeyguides. This grant is awarded to students early in their PhD programmes to assist them in enhancing the scope of their research. Thank you to the SSE for their generous support of our work!

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New paper on eggshell surface properties

Stephanie McClelland’s paper entitled “Eggshell composition and surface properties of avian brood-parasitic species compared with non-parasitic species” has been published in the journal Royal Society Open Science. This study measured structural properties of the eggshells of brood parasites and their hosts around the world. The study found that…

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